Girl Scout Troop Does The Right Thing For A... →
Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.
Shakesville: Same-Sex Marriage →
“The first same-sex weddings will hopefully become reality in Spring 2012. I look forward to the moment the first homosexual couple steps out of the church. I’ll be standing out there throwing rice,” said church minister Manu Sareen to the local Jyllands-Posten newspaper, according to the Post.
Women Making Slow, Sure Strides In Science, Math →
For many of the women, the chemistry lab was a home away from home – a sorority for nerds, of sorts, that hints at the slow but steady shift in technical fields that have been traditionally filled with men.
Michigan homecoming queen kicks game-winning field... →
When she finally got to step up to the ball, the newly crowned homecoming queen drilled the kick from the left hash, in one fell swoop emerging as the hero of her school’s homecoming
Poland Elects Trans MP →
TransGriot: Congrats Anna on making some trans history. May you be wildly successful in your dual missions of representing your constituents and fostering increased understanding of transpeople in a staunchly Catholic Poland.
An Open Letter to Mary Kirby and David Gaider →
A young trans person takes BioWare to task on the portrayal of trans women in Dragon Age, and the writers respond with grace: What impressed me was the fact that the both of you accepted MsKehoe’s complaints, took them seriously, and addressed them in a thoughtful and largely reflexive way that gives me tremendous hope for the game industry. So, cheers for that. Really, well done, it’s a...
Top brands demand their ads be removed from... →
(TW for quotes from rape apologists.) rapeneverfunny.wordpress.com: Top advertisers O2, John Lewis, Pepsico, the White Room and others have demanded that their adverts be removed from the controversial Facebook ‘rape’ page
Innovative LEAD Project Sends Drug Offenders to... →
“We know that the issue of chemical dependency in our society cannot be solved by law enforcement alone. It is a complex social problem that requires a comprehensive social solution,” said Seattle Chief of Police John Diaz. “LEAD provides our front line police officers with the discretion necessary to ensure that treatment diversion is utilized as a viable alternative to...
California Haters FAIL Signature Drive To Put SB48... →
abandonthelight: W00t! No voting on whether we get our historical contributions erased from the school curriculum in California.
DC Women Kicking Ass: DC's top September books... →
dcwomenkickingass: BC got its hands on what seems to be an early look at the top twenty books in September according to Diamond. And if it is indeed accurate, it has some interesting and, frankly, exciting news. The number one book was Batman and much congratulations to Scott Snyder who is solidifying his role…
White House announces new LGBT liaison →
The White House officially announced on Wednesday the administration’s new LGBT liaison will be a gay former Defense Department official involved in the effort leading to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal. Shin Inouye, a White House spokesperson, said Gautam Raghavan, formerly a deputy liaison to the White House at the Pentagon, has become an associate director of public engagement in the...
Walmart adds gender identity to its... →
The HRC announced on September 28 that Walmart, the country’s largest private-sector employer, has added gender identity and expression to its employment non-discrimination policies.
Gail Simone confirms to me that Catman is... →
gailsimone: gaveedra-7: itsinthetrees: That sound you just heard was me screaming. But are we actually going to see him with another man? Or is he just bisexual in implication, but always with a woman? I have no problem showing him with another man. No pun intended, but I don’t seen any reason to pussyfoot around it. It’s not going to be a secret.
Mystery Woman Serves As NYC’s First Openly Trans... →
Brooke is a tall, blonde, third-generation firefighter who currently works at the Fire Department of New York and who recently came out to The New York Post as the city’s first openly transgender FDNY employee.
Transgender law, others go into effect →
Nevada becomes the 15th state to extend the same legal protections to transgender people as it does to others on the basis of their race, creed, age, sex, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.
Brown Power at Occupy Wall Street! →
Hena Ashraf: Long story short, we got the paragraph changed to adequately address our concerns that it reflect issues around dynamics of power and privilege that marginalized people feel every single day. This was a very hard discussion to have, and it felt so real, it hurt. It hurt that it had to happen, it hurt that we had to explain what is really behind racism to this man, and the people...
NFL Gets Better: Sexual Orientation Protections... →
The NFL has removed a hurdle for professional football players who may be thinking of coming out as gay, banning discrimination based on “sexual orientation.”
Army Names First Black Female Two Star General →
Fort Knox Commander, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, told Anderson she is “a role model, not only to me and those that worked with you, but to countless soldiers.”
Three Openly Gay Candidates Running for... →
“The historical significance of it is the fact that it doesn’t matter,” said Todd Woodmansee, an attorney who’s running in District 21 on the Eastside against Republican Councilman Ben Hunter. “We can have people running regardless of what their sexual orientation is, regardless of what their race is and regardless of what their religion is. “It’s a ...
MIT researchers develop LGBT-focused video game →
abandonthelight: gaywrites: A group of researchers from MIT have developed a game that will seek to directly address LGBT issues, rather than putting them on the backburner. Even video games like the Sims and BioWare that do acknowledge same-sex relationships do little to bring light to the specific conditions and challenges of LGBT people. A new game called A Closed World will bring these...